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April 12, 2016, 11:08:49 AM on

Offline AndyandTiger (OP)

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Hi all...need a little input from those more knowledgeable to see if my proposed rewiring of accessories will work. I'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to electrics but want to have a crack at it!

Any advice would be great!

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The logic is fine and it'll work Andy, but 20A isn't going to protect the smaller items. When I did mine I used a single bolt through the subframe to take all the ground connections which were terminated in loops to save on a busbar (because I'm tight).  Where you have a powered busbar I had a 4 - way fuse box with fuse ratings to suit the individual circuits.  I bridgedthe four teminals on one side of the fusebox and connected the live feed. The other side went to the individual circuits.

Other than that crack on!!
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Thanks Bixxer. I think I get what you're saying and I've left out a critical element of the diagram. The Centech is a fuse box so each of the individual circuits will have it's own fuse (size dependent on the accessories requirements). Have updated the diagram but here's fingers crossed!

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Nope.

The live goes to the fuse rail.  The other side of the fuses goes to the individual circuits.  The circuits then converge on a common ground.  I've drawn part of it to give you the idea....
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Right...gotcha. Makes sense now.

Now I just need the time to wire it!

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I tend to leave auto-electrics to experts. My last attempt resulted in a lot of smoke and molten plastic behind the dash of my Sunbeam Sport
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Fuses are your friend   :nod
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I tend to leave auto-electrics to experts. My last attempt resulted in a lot of smoke and molten plastic behind the dash of my Sunbeam Sport

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